About this Show

News4 Midday

News News/Business. New. (CC)

NETWORK
NBC

DURATION
01:00:00

RATING

SCANNED IN
Annapolis, MD, USA

SOURCE
Comcast Cable

TUNER
Channel 77 (543 MHz)

VIDEO CODEC
mpeg2video

AUDIO CODEC
ac3

PIXEL WIDTH
528

PIXEL HEIGHT
480

TOPIC FREQUENCY

Us 17, Romney 8, Virginia 8, Maryland 8, Wisconsin 8, Sandy 7, Georges 5, New York 5, George Mason 5, Mitt Romney 4, America 4, Roe 4, Wade 4, Florida 4, Obama 3, Obama Burger 3, Kim 3, Washington 3, Ohio 3, Nasa 3,
Borrow a DVD
of this show
  NBC    News4 Midday    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    November 5, 2012
    11:00 - 12:00pm EST  

11:00am
right now, the presidential candidates are trying to squeeze out every last minute before the election. making multiple stops in critical states while trying to gain an advantage in the polls. now, a closer look at the final hours of the campaign from the news 4 superscreen. >> we are less than 24 hours away from the polls opening in decision 2012 and the race for president is in a statistical dead heat. this is the latest nbc
11:01am
news/"wall street journal" poll showing the president with just a 1% lead over mitt romney among likely voters nationwide. 48% to 47%. that is well within the margin of error of 2.5%. the candidates crisscrossing the country again today looking for an edge in swing states. president obama made stops in ohio, as well as wisconsin and iowa. all this before heading to chicago where he plans to spend election day. mitt romney just wrapped up a rally down in florida and emphasized the importance of the battleground state. >> your work is making a difference. the people of the world are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow. with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> ultimately, it's up to you. you have the power. you will be shaping the decisions for this country for
11:02am
decades to come right now. >> ohio and new hampshire will also play host to romney today, as will virginia, including a rally at george mason this afternoon. the commonwealth with mitt romney trailing the president with just 1%. >> how hot is this election? d.c. residents have turned out in record numbers to votes. the board of elections estimates 52,000 residents voted early. more than double the number of people who voted early in 2010 when early voting started in d.c. it was worth the wait for a lot of voters. some had to wait in line at least two hours to cast their ballot. >> and with less than 24 hours to go before marylanders hit the polls, today governor martin o'malley will hit three separate rally. first, the rally supporting the gaming referendum. it will start at 10:15 at
11:03am
baltimore's inner harbor. governor o'malley will then attend two rallies for marriage equality. the first rally will take place right at the federal hill. the second rally will be held at 3:00 this afternoon at the university of maryland. and those are just two of the ballot initiatives marylanders will be voting on in this election. news 4 megan mcgrath breaks down some of the contentious issues and the impact results could have on the state. >> tomorrow of course is election day. a big voter turnout is expected. we're here at the prince georges county board of elections. you can see a number of people have com to fill out absentee ballots today. many more though will be going to their traditional polling places beginning at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. because of the long lines that are expected, election officials are asking voters to do some research. a flurry of activity at the county board of elections as voters turn in their absentee ballots looking to avoid the crowds tomorrow.
11:04am
when marylanders held to the polls on tuesday, they will not only cast their votes in the presidential race, they will also have their say on a number of ballot questions. there's a lot of information and voters are asked to be familiar with those questions before they arrive. >> the sample ballots were mailed to each household in prince georges county and i encourage voters to take a look at those sample ballots. and maybe mark them up. so when they get to the polls, they're prepared to know how they're going to vote. >> reporter: question seven deals with gambling and has been the subject of many political ads. it would allow the building of a six the casino in prince georges county. also on the ballot, question six, the civil marriage protection act. which would allow gay and lesbian couples to get married in the state of maryland. question three was born out of the scandal involving prince georges cncil woman lesley johnson. johnson pleaded guilty to charges in connection to a corruption probe that netted her husband, former county executive
11:05am
jack johnson. but a loophole in the law did not force her to step down after the guilty plea and she continued to collect a salary. a vote for a constitutional amendment on question three would change that. meaning a politician would be removed at the time of a guilty plea or in the case of a trial would be suspended upon conviction and then removed after sentencing. question four allows immigrants who are in this country illegally to qualify for in state tuition rates at maryland colleges. students must meet certain requirements including graduation from a state high school, proof that income taxes have been paid and show intent to apply for permanent residency. also on the ballot, question five, which chance the boundaries of maryland's eighth congressional district which is currently held by chris van holland and is mainly in montgomery county. and questions one and two which would require judges of the orphans court for prince georges county and baltimore county to be licensed to practice law in maryland and be members in good
11:06am
standing of the maryland bar. here in maryland, the polls open at 7:00 a.m. and they will stay open till 8:00 at night. in prince georges county, megan mcgrath, news 4. and the news 4 i-team is on voter patrol. if you see a problem when you head to the polls tomorrow, we want to hear from you. call the i-team voter patrol tip line at 202-885-4444 or e-mail them. tips@news4iteam.com. make sure to give us the location of the problem. it remakes beautiful out there and unseasonably cold this morning. >> we're voting on some good weather. >> it's good weather for election day tomorrow but it's going to be unseasonably chilly. as we look at the region. the morning cloud cover breaking up here. still, it is mostly cloudy out of the mountains. but it should get sunny there
11:07am
too as the day progresses. still a chill in the air all around the region. it's accompanied by a blustery wind gusting to around 20 miles an hour. meanwhile, there is a spin in the midlevels of the atmosphere triggering rain over missouri and arkansas. that's diving south. as it passes over north florida later today into tomorrow morning, it will reform as a coastal area of low pressure and perhaps give us and perhaps likely give us a coastal storm here beginning on wednesday, into wednesday night and thursday. a combination of different types of precipitation. i'll sort it all out for you. the latest on that coming up. along with the storm team 4 seven-day outlook. >> and a check on the midday traffic now. >> happy monday. you got the memo. >> got the memo to wear purple. unfortunately, a couple of issues to look out for. if you're traveling on metro,
11:08am
the red line, the issue here is a signal problem and it's resolved but you're still seeing delays to shady grove. also in the district, a fire has 11th street shut down at 12th street. and -- excuse me, 11th and 12th are closed at beach street and northwest. avoid the area. back over to you both. >> all right, thanks. >> nobody wants a ticket but starting today getting caught by a speed camera in d.c. could be less painful in some ways, more painful in others. fines will now be $25 left for any speeding violation up to 15 miles per hour. but if you're doing 25 miles per hour or more over the limit, finals are now up to $300. the mayor says the revenue from the fines will help hire 100 new police officers. >> the redskins are off next sunday. they can certainly use a rest. they had a floppy d ypy day on
11:09am
field yesterday against north carolina. the panthers took advantage, winning the game 21-13. the redskins third straight loss. they're now 3-6 on the season. afterwards, head coach mike shanahan says it might be time to start looking ahead to next year. >> when you lose a game like that, now you're playing to see who obviously is going to be on your football team for years to come. and now we get a chance to evaluate players and see where we're at. obviously, we're not out of it statistically but now we find out what type of character we got and how guys keep fighting through the rest of the season. >> the redskins once again have the week off next sunday. they're back on the field sunday, november 18th, at home against the philadelphia eagles. >> you know, talking to my friends and the philadelphia area, i said, i'm rooting for the redskins next week the following week. listening to robert griffin iii, he said don't worry about the record, he will be a better player when he comes back on the
11:10am
field. he promises redskins fans that. >> he is a great player anyway, i mean, they lost, but they can win again. >> and he's young in his career and he's going to turn it on and so are we. we got much more to come. 11:10 right now on news 4 midday. why bus service in part of new jersey was shut down today as people try to get back to work and back to normal. >> plus, how our election is being watched in other countries. stay with us. we'll be right back. anncr: which do you believe?
11:11am
11:12am
what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
11:13am
new jersey experienced a minor earthquake around 1:00 this morning. the quake hit the northern part of the state which is still dealing with power outages. poay so far they've received no reports any damages or injuries from that earthquake. a week after sandy devastated the east coast, some things are starting to get back to normal.
11:14am
later today, president obama will meet with fema to discuss the disaster relief effort. sandy has claimed 106 lives. utility companies are still working to restore power to more than 1 million people. gas lines are still long but new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor christie have promised an end to the shortage this week. >> the gas shortage won't help the rush to get back to work and school this morning. it's the first day of class for students in new york city since sandy. this morning, new york city subway system is running at about 80% of its normal service. new jersey's transit agency tried to run emergency bus services but had to shut down because of overcrowding. the agency says it's several weeks away from full restoration. if you're heading north, amtrak service will be limited today between washington, new york and boston. that's because crews are still repairing the damage caused by sandy. amtrak is telling passengers to make reservations by phone or online to avoid soldout trains
11:15am
and long lines at ticket counters. >> hurricane sandy is making it extremely difficult on the new york state board of elections. they're shipping generators out to polling locations that are still without power. the board is expecting a low turnout. less than 25% rejgistered voter. the news comes as new jersey's board of elections announced it will allow residents to e-mail their votes in if they cannot get to a polling station. right now, montgomery county council president roger better lander is discussing pepco's response to hurricane sandy. he's meeting with members of the media at the council office building in rockville. thousands lost electricity in the county as trees knocked over power lines following the storm. but pepco is receiving mostly high praise for their response. restoring power to everyone only a few days after that dynamic storm. jersey just can't catch a break. they had an earthquake today, huh. >> it was very minor thankfully.
11:16am
the next thing for them is this coastal storm that could be threatening that area by thursday for them. for us, may be affecting us by wednesday. the only difference now is we're going to have one hour earlier sun rises and one hour earlier sne sun sets. this is 4:30 in the afternoon. the sun was about to set. it's going to take time getting used to. it sure is nice having that extra hour of sleep. >> loved it. >> i think we should turn the clocks back one hour every weekend. >> every weekend. >> might get a little thrown off after a while but i'm loving that extra hour of sleep. there's that gorgeous sky over washington. what a difference from just a couple hours ago. it was all cloudy. right now, reagan national, 46. very dry. dew point at 26. the wind coming out of the north at 10, 15 miles an hour. occasionally we'll have some gusts a little higher than that.
11:17am
you can see all the cloudiness is now pretty much disappeared. just a few clouds lingering over the mountains. temperatures all around the regions now in the 40s. in the 30s, upper 20s in a few locations. where they still have snow on the ground from last week. >> as we go forward here, we're keeping an eye on what's going on out here in the midwest. this is a disturbance over the midlevels of the atmosphere. during the day on tuesday, forming another developing area of low pressure off of the carolina coast. and then depending on how it tracks, does look like the latest track is going to keep it right along our coast, close enough for us to get some wind and rain from it, and drawing in some cold air from the north as it goes by. changing the rain to snow around our region.
11:18am
now, let's break it down for you and show you the time line. nice sunshine here for the afternoon. should be clear tonight by 5:00 tomorrow morning for election day. clear but you're going to need a coat to vote. the rest of the day will be fine. we'll have high clouds by late afternoon. then that's when things begin to go down hill rapidly on wednesday. 7:00 wednesday morning, we'll have some of the first rain showing up along the lower eastern shores. then as comes closer to us it will begin to draw in some colder air. all the area, in the pink, these are zones potential accumulating snow and it covers a lot virginia, maryland, the district. this is as of 8:00 on wednesday evening. so stay tuned. we'll keep you informed on that. for the rest of the afternoon, beautiful weather. highs around 50 degrees. the winds still a bit blustery. and then as we get into tonight and tomorrow, dry weather but cold in the morning, near 30. afternoon highs near 40 for
11:19am
election day. then we'll get that rain, snow, wind wednesday, wednesday afternoon and evening looking likely now but all ending quickly on thursday. then look, we'll get nice payback for the weekend. sunshine with highs around 60 or so saturday and sunday. >> we just have to get through wednesday and thursday. >> right. stay tuned. all depends on the track of that storm. latest indications are we will get some rain and snow and win from that. >> and snow. >> and snow for the first time this year. this season i should say. >> all right, thanks, tom. >> time to get the booties on. let's check the midday traffic now. >> how's it looking? >> have a water main break in virginia. let's talk about it because it's blocking all of your northbound lanes of gleeb road. this is at south old gleeb road. you'll get into the southbound lanes. they're carrying both northbound and southbound volume so expect delays. let's look at 66 eastbound. jammed as you make your way to the beltway. delays really start. just sluggish as you head
11:20am
eastbound to the beltway. fairfax county parkway it will take you 18 minutes. back over to you. >> 19 minutes after 11:00. still ahead on news 4 midday, an alert for parents this morning. the health hazard you may be hand to your child. >> plus the secret to the perfect burger. how to dress it up for election day. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day,
11:21am
we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired...
11:22am
i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
11:23am
restaurants in our area are gearing up for election day, rolling out obama and romney themed foods. what would you expect an obama burger or romney burger to taste like? here with his take on the candidates is our guest, who is
11:24am
a chef. burgers are not the only thing you do there but we have some fabulous looking ones today. >> no, we worked hard putting a burger menu together for this election. we have both parties represented here. we have mitt romney and we have his run partner, mr. paul ryan. and then we have the obama burger. and the biden burger. >> okay, tell us how you decided what's going to be the topping on both of these burgers. >> we have a little bit of pineapple because i spent some time over in hawaii so we figured -- >> home state. >> we have a spicy cured ham. >> it's ham -- >> and tomato. we're going to put the first burger in the pan there. >> now, whose burger is this? >> this is our ryan burger.
11:25am
wisconsin cheddar cheese. wisconsin bacon. we have apples for the fall theme. we have another nice burger. we have a good burger no matter what you put on top. >> some people like other seasonings. i find salt and pepper is always the way to go. >> i know it's ground beef but -- well, i guess you could use ground turkey too. >> right. i think our preference at the restaurant right now is we use a lot of tenderloin in ours. we use rib by. we use a skirt steak. we grind that up. that's how we make our burgers. >> you cook it on a hot stove, huh? as these cook, why don't you tell me the fries are nonpartisan, right? >> the fries are nonpartisan. >> show us what you've got in front of you. >> this is our obama burger. we have the pineapple.
11:26am
we have the burger patty in the center. we have a little bit of let tus and onions and some more spec and pineapple on top. we have the american cheese and we have a sloppy joe mix. >> a sloppy joe for joe biden. on the republican side -- >> on the ryan burger, we have our wisconsin bacon, wisconsin cheddar and our grilled apples. for our romney burger, we have salami, swiss cheese, lettuce tomato russian dressing and a nice kobe burger. >> is it michigan or massachusetts? >> actually, the pastrami is from utah-style sandwich. >> oh, i see. >> that has been very popular. have been putting pass frommy on them. >> you like to cook them through
11:27am
and through? >> i like to get them nice and hot. >> you want to tell us which burger is winning? >> it is by who orders what. and i think right now the ryan burger has a slight lead over the obama burger just because of the bacon and cheddar cheese. >> they're buying it for the taste. >> i think it's more preference of taste than it is their can't. i would hope that would be the way it would be. >> john, thank you so much for coming. these burgers are going so good. we're delighted to have you. i guess you'll have a full house tomorrow. >> absolutely. >> thanks again. 11:27 is the time. coming up in the next half hour, george mason university is in the spotlight again today. why this virginia school continues to draw in the candidates for president and the crowds. plus the latest on the pittsburgh zoo that remain closed this morning after a child fell into a wild dog
11:28am
enclosure and was killed. and tom kieran is back with more on our threat of wintry weather
11:29am
11:30am
11:31am
right now, the candidates are crossing the country on their last full day campaigning. president obama will be speaking in madison, wisconsin, a few minutes from now. madison, wisconsin. right now, you're looking at bruce springsteen live. he just took the stage. around 18,000 people in attendance to see the boss. springsteen also took the stage in a concert friday on nbc for victims sandy. and once again, the boss on stage, putting his support behind president obama in madison, wisconsin, where the president will be speaking minutes from now. president obama will also visit columbus, ohio, and des moines, iowa, today. the president will spend tonight in chicago where he'll await the results of the election. >> mitt romney will visit four battleground states today. he's in virginia right now and
11:32am
will appear at george mason university this afternoon. the republican presidential nominee will also head to ohio, new hampshire and florida, all today. police are calling it a horrific accident. the pittsburgh zoo remains closed the day after a 2-year-old boy fell into a wild dog exhibit and was mauled to death. police say the boy's mother tried to give him a better view by putting him up on top of the railing of the viewing deck but the 2-year-old fell 11 feet into the pit. they say a pack of african painted dogs attacked him immediately. zookeepers say they did everything they could to save the little boy but it was too late. >> they responded immediately and were able to get several of the dogs into the backup building. the veterinarians arrived and tried to scare the dogs away from the young child with darts. and were unsuccessful in doing that. >> police did manage to get all but one the dogs away from the young boy. they had to shoot that one and
11:33am
kill him. the zoo's president says it is still not clear if the boy actually died from the attack or whether it was from the fall. an army staff sergeant accused of killing 16 villages will appear in a military court today. staff sergeant robert bails is accused of walking off an afghan base in march in the middle of the night and killing mostly women and children in a drunken rampage. today is the beginning of a two-week preliminary hearing to determine if there's enough evidence for a court-martial. part of the hearing will be held at night so villagers and soldiers can testify live from afghanistan. if convicted, bails could face the death penalty. former mobster james whitey bulger remains in the hospital today after complaining of chest pains. the 83-year-old bulger was in prison when he told guards he was having problems. he's accused of playing a role
11:34am
in 19 murders. he was on the run for close to 40 years until police caught him last year in california. accused of helping the former butler steel secret documents. the man was work as a computer technician for the vatican when he allegedly helped the butler steal the documents. last month, the butler received an 18-month prison sentence. the computer technician is facing charges of aiding and abetting the crimes. >> nasa says all systems are go for a rocket launch this week. the ten-foot tall rocket is set to launch between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. wednesday from the flight facility in virginia. if you live near that facility, you may be able to see it. if the launch is delayed because of weather, nasa will try again thursday. the international space station has had an astronaut on board every single day for the past 12 years. what an accomplishment. to celebrate, nasa has launched a new app to help you keep tabbs on it. it's called spot the station.
11:35am
it will e-mail or text you when the iss is passing over your location. it looks like a bright star moving across the sky at a steady pace. it's the brightest object in the night sky. so i've been looking in the sky every night and i guess that's what i've been seeing. the international space station. >> tom's outside. i hope he got his coat on. >> i hope bright things lie ahead for us. >> we've got gorgeous sunshine but it is cold. you still need your winter coat. we've got these breezes that are kicking in at about 10, 15, 20 miles an hour. even though we're sun splashed now, it feels chilly with temperatures hovering in the 40s. look at that gorgeous blue sky over washington now. that's a live view from the nbc 4 hd city camera. all morning long, we've had the cloud cover come and go but it's gone now all around most of the region. still cloudy out the mountains. and temperatures around the area
11:36am
are still chilly. we're in the 40s. 46 now at reagan national. and later today, only going to climb up to around 50 during the afternoon. big changes on the way. a cold start tomorrow morning for election day. near 30 degrees much of the region during the afternoon into the 40s with increasing clouds and then a coastal storm likely going to bring us rain, snow and wind on wednesday. it looks like falling from the 40s wednesday morning, back down into the 30s, once precipitation begins. could get some accumulating snow wednesday evening into very early thursday morning. still too early to tell how much. we'll keep you informed on that. we'll have a better idea certainly by tomorrow. and then warming up friday, saturday and sunday. as sunshine returns. maybe even low 60s on saturday and sunday. barbara and keith. >> all right, thanks, tom. out to the roads we go now. >> what are we talking, a little good and bad half and half? >> yeah, the earlier problem,
11:37am
metro, that's gone. had an issue with the red line. those delays are gone. also had a house fire in northwest 11th street and 12th street. both were closed at b street. that looked to be gone. if you're crossing over the american legion bridge, bridge work is slowing you down just a bit as you make your way across. you can see, the left lane is blocked by the bridge work. just stick to the right and you'll get by without any issue. barbara, back over to you. >> all right, thank you. tonight friends and family will gather to remember a montgomery count yy teen who was hit and killed by a car while walking to school. christina died last week while walking to seneca valley high school. the 159-year-old was crossing german town road at wisteria drive when she was hit. tonight's vigil will be held at seneca valley high school. pleading for help in finding their father who's been missing for two weeks. police and search dogs combed through the woods hotly meadows park in search of 64-year-old
11:38am
mohammed sharif yasdani. he suffers from dementia. he was last seen near his home. he is about 5'6" tall and was wearing a gray sweat suit when he disappeared. if you know anything about his whereabouts, call police immediately. when a baby is crying, most parents will do just about anything, and i mean anything, to calm that baby down. but how clean is a pacifier really? new research from oklahoma state university finds that used pacifiers, even those that look clean have loads of bacteria. scientists took a closer look at pacifie pacifiers. they found all kinds bacteria including mold and staph. >> a potential reservoir for germs that will make you sick. may look solid in your hand but when you look at it under the scanning electron microscope, it looks like a sponge. >> now, this was a relatively
11:39am
small study and there's no research tying dirty pacifiers to actual sickness. doctors say it's a good idea to replace pacifiers at least once a month. >> good advice. 11:39, the time. still ahead on news 4 midday, our yoga pose of the week is a stress reliever. >> plus, once the gas shortage is over in new york and new jersey, could we see prices back this way start to go up? stay with us.
11:40am
11:41am
11:42am
we have more now on last minute campaign. mitt romney's visits george mason today, it's one of his final stops before tuesday's election. and as news 4 tony tull reports, the university has been a popular stop for the candidates. >> reporter: it's just one day before the election. with the latest poll showing battleground virginia a virtual
11:43am
tossup between president obama and republican candidate mitt romney, the crowd here at george mason university is here to see mitt. >> very excited. i think he's just what we need for our country at this point in history. >> oh, i've come to see my guy mitt romney. i'm just thrilled and excited. >> reporter: the commonwealth's 13 electoral votes will prove to be a crucial part of this election. as will florida, new hampshire, wisconsin, as well as colorado. both romneys will make a hard last-minute push through many of these states. governor romney is set to speak in virginia around 2:45. lots were here early braving the cold temps. >> i was probably one of my first people to get my ticket because i was very excited. >> reporter: romney's first visit to gmu after obama made two stops here already. a prime location for the candidate to hold a large rally and it targets the youngest voter. >> they're going off what other people are saying rather than educating themselves on the facts and going in on partisan websites and dine of like seeing
11:44am
who they best relate to. >> i don't sway them one way or the other. it's up to them. i just tell them to be very informed, to do their research and to be sure they know what they're voting for. >> that was tony tull reporting. we'll have complete coverage of romney's remarks at george mason later tonight on news 4 at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. let's check in with cnbc. the day's business headlines. >> it's kind of a mixed day. the dow has been down as much as 30 points now. it's down about 12 or so. investors are basically cautious and likely to stick on the sidelines ahead of the presidential elections. coal stocks are higher though. tech is also higher today with apple reporting that it sold 3 million of those new ipad 4 generation and ipad minis in three days. that's a record for first weekend sales for their devices. the gasoline bottleneck
11:45am
meanwhile continues in the new york/new jersey area. over the weekend some key distrip wugs terminals where tanker trucks fill up came back online along with the buckeye and colonial pipelines which are big feeders. no time line on when the massive phillips 66 refinery in lyndon, new jersey, nicknamed the gasoline machine, still no word on when it will be powered up. we expect to hear more later today. gasoline prices continue to fall nationally. at the pump, aaa says the average price for gasoline is now 3.47 a gal be on average. that's down 35 cents from a month ago. the average price in new york is still about 3.96. folks aren't gounling ging if te open. in the district, $3.67 a gallon. huge difference from a month ago. >> yeah, very true, but still too high. i wish they'd go down a little more. >> it will, little by little here. >> thanks, have a great day. >> you too.
11:46am
>> the benefits of yoga include decreased stress and tension and reducing stress levels can greatly improve health. we know that. and quality of life. here with more is kim weeks from balance yoga with the yoga pose of the week. good morning, kim. >> hi. >> you have one your students. >> this is kelly beavers who studied with me for about four or five years. >> you've been studying with kim since 2008. what benefits have you gotten in terms of stress relief? >> practicing yoga has helped me feel my physical body a lot more in the moment, which allows me to not live in my head so much and my imagination really allows me to feel what's really happening in any given moment which gives me a lot of positive energy. that's really a wonderful thing and i think something that is much less stressful than living in your mind. >> keeps you grounded. >> right. >> we talk about stress. and whether it's post sandy,
11:47am
whether it's election day tomorrow, whether it's the holidays. you say it can reduce stress but what can you tell us tangibly in terms of numbers? >> well, i was just reading. lot s of studies are come out now. one i just read talked about women reporting a 50% reduction in their feelings of depression, a 30% reduction in their feelings of anxiety and an increase in overall well being. and these are real numbers about real things that people are experiencing. stressed out and their body's upset. yoga allows them to release and energize their body. instead of live in their head and feel so much stress. >> you cab live in the moment. >> right. >> so let's talk about this week's pose of the week. kim, what is the name of the pose and what is the primary function? we know stress relief is included in that. >> yeah, for sure.
11:48am
one of the greatest ways that yoga poses release stress is by twisting the spine, by lengthening the spine, by releasing the back. so kelly's going to sit down in chair pose. this is -- you could even -- she can come to the front of the chair. i mean this is -- i thought a lot about what pose to bring here today because this is something anybody can do. at their desk. like before dinner. after putting the kids to bed. anything. she's going to twist to the right first. her left hand goes to her right knee. her right hand goes to the back of her chair. the most important thing that's happening is she's not just sort of randomly sitting. she's sitting and feeling grounding through her pelvis and through her legs into the floor and lifting the spine. she's rooting her body to rise and twist. she'll go to the other side. >> she needs to make the tangible -- whoever does this pose needs to make the tangible decision sit up tall. >> it's such an interesting point. because you sit up tall by releasing down. we usually when we hold stress we hold ourselves up.
11:49am
our shoulders are up. our belly is up. and when you sit here like this, she's releasing down in order to release up. >> that's the first thing that happens when i get a massage. they mash their shoulders down. just keep your shoulders rel relaxed. >> think about yoga as a massage for yourself. it's better than a massage in many ways because it's cheaper. >> there's one last point you want to make. >> yeah, so we believe so much in, you know, yoga on a day of stress which is probably going to be for most people tomorrow. we're offering free yoga. all day tomorrow. free yoga. >> free is for me. kim, kelly, thank you so much for showing us the chair pose this week. the time now, $11.49. cominge ining up, is the whole watching? a look at how people in other countries are following our election. plus, meteorologist tom kierein will be back with another check of a cold week ahead. stay with us. anncr: it's said that character is what we do...
11:50am
11:51am
when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
11:52am
americans may be preparing to head to the polls tomorrow. people around the world are keeping a close eye on this election. nbc's michelle kozinski has more on the global fascination with our political races.
11:53am
>> reporter: newspapers, web, television. the local cafe has been fascinated by the american contest. from speculating on potential nightmare recounts to first lady fashion. this clip from britain makes fun. >> are you a lawyer, a failed actor? did your dad already have a go? then this could be the job for you. >> reporter: while russia today carries a typical quote, the whole process american elections is fundamentally anti-democratic. in rural kenya, a bull fight. one named obama, the other romney. but make no mistakes, many the world over see this election as hugely important to them. >> america's the powerhouse of the world. the sooner america's better, the sooner the world's better. >> i'd love to see a great pickup in the u.s., more than anything. europe has stalled. >> reporter: does this really affect business day to day, internationally? >> yes, seriously, very important indeed. not just the business but also
11:54am
for the markets. it's all about confidence. it doesn't matter who wins, it's making sure we get a clear decision one way or the other. >> reporter: on security, many see the american stance as directly affecting them. >> the u.s. role which is in effect one of the policemen the world is something that has to be rethought. whether it's affordable. >> reporter: in europe, 75% of voters would choose obama. in israel, polls strongly favor romney who has vocally supported potential action against iran's nuclear facility. continuity and aid has been important to countries in transition. >> there are people worried the brotherhood is going to run amuck. i'm not sure what they expect america to do or how gentle they want that american presence to be but they see america as something to potentially save them from egypt. >> reporter: what about china on the brink of an important election on its own? >> the election will affect how
11:55am
the work will be going in ten years. since 1940, the team has had an interesting connection to all but one the races. if the team wins their last home game before election day, party that last won the election will win. if they lose, the challenging party wins. if the rule holds true, since the redskins lost yesterday, mitt romney will win the election. >> tomorrow, you'll have a chance to exercise your right to vote and to make sure you do, a superstar comedian is pleading for you to go out and cast your ballot. >> hi. i'm will ferrell. comedian, actor, founder of facebook. and i will do anything to get you to go out and vote on november 6th. >> the obama campaign and will ferrell teamed up for this goofy video. the comedy star says he's cook you dinner, give you a tattoo, even punch himself in the face.
11:56am
only if you vote. >> punch yourself in the face. wow. let's look now at the stories we're follow on news 4 this afternoon. pat lawson in the newsroom with a preview. >> good morning. coming up at 4:00, it's a mental illness for the digital age. how to know if your attachment to your cell phone has turned into a serious addiction. a big change in the social network more known for arts and the infomercial says the no no is a beauty break through. no pain hair removal without waxing or razors but does it really do that? litz crenshaw finds out for us. join us this afternoon. barbara, keith. >> we'll see you then, thank you, pat. we have time for a final check on our forecast now. >> there's still a chill in the air. temperatures in the 40s
11:57am
approaching the noon hour. we have lots of sunshine though and a blustery wind coming out of the north and northwest. gusting to around 15, 20 miles an hour. even with that sun, it still feels quite chilly. temperatures right now, reagan national is at 49. it's only going to get up to around 51 or so for the high today. the rest of the region, still in the mid-40s much of the area after we started out with near freezing temperatures this four forecast will have delightful afternoon if you enjoy brisk autumn weather. highs only around 50. average high this time of year 62. a cold start tomorrow morning. you'll need a coat to vote tomorrow morning early. it will be down around the low 30s much of the region starting off early tomorrow morning. then into the 40s tomorrow afternoon with increasing clouds. but great weather for election day tomorrow. should be dry. then on wednesday, this storm we've been talking about for the last week still looking now more likely that we will get some rain changing to snow, maybe some accumulating snow on
11:58am
wednesday afternoon into wednesday evening. a lot of it melting on road bus still too early to say for sure. stay tuned, we'll have a better look at that later today as well as tonight and tomorrow. drying up, end of the week, into the weekend. >> all right, tom, thanks a lot. >> i'll make that my slogan, a coat to vote, i like it. thanks for joining us. tune in at news 4 for all the days news. >> we'll be airing a special hour long "nightly news" at 7:00 and at 11:00 to get you ready for election day tomorrow. have a great day.
11:59am
charlie rose: will you endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.